Description: The Redskins placed tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) on injured reserve Thursday.
Insight: FOX Sports reported last week that Reed was done for the year, but Washington did not make a move until Thursday. The rookie emerged as one of Robert Griffin III\'s top targets in the middle of the season, catching 27 balls for 323 yards and two touchdowns from Weeks 7-10 before going down in Week 11.
Description: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday\'s game at Houston.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8 and will miss his second straight game this weekend. Andre Caldwell, who stepped in and caught two touchdowns against San Diego last Thursday, will be Denver\'s No. 3 receiver again this week and a WR3 option in fantasy leagues.
Description: Bulls small forward Luol Deng (Achilles) will sit out Thursday due to ongoing issues with his Achilles, according to Nick Friedell of espnchicago.com.
Insight: Deng missed four games earlier this month with the injury before returning for the last three games. Perhaps playing Deng 37 minutes per game during the last three contests wasn\'t coach Tom Thibodeau\'s best idea.
Description: According to Yahoo\'s Jeff Passan, the Yankees offered Shin-Soo Choo seven years and $140 million but he turned it down.
Insight: There\'s no way Choo is going to get a better offer than that so it\'s pretty puzzling that he would reject it. The Astros are also said to be interested in Choo, who hit .285 last season with 20 steals and 21 HR. His .423 on base percentage was fourth-best in the majors last season.
Description: Lefthander Jonathan Sanchez has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs. SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
Insight: He\'ll try to make the team out of spring training. Sanchez has now played with five teams in the last three years. His last productive season came in 2010 when he logged 13 victories with a 3.07 ERA in 33 starts for San Francisco.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.
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